Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Country Coach Owners Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-25-2014, 07:55 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
DoubleCK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sheridan, Wyoming
Posts: 162
Power Gear Slide Adjustment?

2005 CC Inspire 330 40' Coach.

Front Driver's Side Slide
Power Gear
P/N: 523172
S/N: 0405044601

Sheared the bolt. Second time in a year or so. Even some slight paint trauma on the slide that sheared like perhaps it tried to pull it in too far.

The closest I could get the two slide ends to index is +- 1/2" or so with the rear of the slide (the sheared slide). I haven't tried to close it after replacing the bolt. Checking in here first.

Will they even out some after running in and out?
Can I further fine tune the equalization of the front and rear of the slide?
Do I need to adjust the stops some?

Other thoughts?

Many Thanks!

Craig
__________________

__________________
Craig & Karen....Tike & Tucker
'05 Country Coach.. '16 Lariat ..Honda Pioneer 500
Retired & Full-Time since September 2014!
DoubleCK is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-25-2014, 10:07 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
IASM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 449
A couple of things. You want to replace the bolts with the power gear bolts and torque according to spec to minimize breaking. The factory bolts hve a longer shoulder with very little thread. Once I had replaced all mine I no longer sheared. As far as the timing on the slide. I don't have my inspire any longer but I remember being able to move the ger to the side and skip a tooth to retime the slide. If you find it out of time with the shear bolts lined up remove the cover behind the front wheel well and work with that gear. Its a fairy easy job. Turning the wheels will give you more room. Hope this helps.
Rod
__________________

__________________
IASM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 10:35 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
DoubleCK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sheridan, Wyoming
Posts: 162
Quote:
Originally Posted by IASM View Post
A couple of things. You want to replace the bolts with the power gear bolts and torque according to spec to minimize breaking. The factory bolts hve a longer shoulder with very little thread. Once I had replaced all mine I no longer sheared. As far as the timing on the slide. I don't have my inspire any longer but I remember being able to move the ger to the side and skip a tooth to retime the slide. If you find it out of time with the shear bolts lined up remove the cover behind the front wheel well and work with that gear. Its a fairy easy job. Turning the wheels will give you more room. Hope this helps.
Rod
Thanks Rod! I did put in a bolt I received directly from CC this time. The one with the weird self locking nut. Do you recall the torque spec? Was it pretty snug or cranked down really tight?

It is the rear support on the slide that is giving the trouble. I am accessing it via the propane tank compartment, and it is a little tight alright. I will check it out tomorrow.
__________________
Craig & Karen....Tike & Tucker
'05 Country Coach.. '16 Lariat ..Honda Pioneer 500
Retired & Full-Time since September 2014!
DoubleCK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 11:38 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
IASM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 449
To synchronize you can do either end. Its a lot easier to work the forward end. If I remember right there are stops you can measure the distance and make them the same. Mine was a tooth off. As far as the bolt. It was almost break tight. Also remember the powergear slide has no limit switch so its wise to make sure whoever is on the switch to stop at contact and go easy at the end of travel. If you remove the shear pin and manually turn the gear until everything measures the same then move the gear back off the rack and re-align the shear bolt preferably without moving the rack. Hope this makes sense.
Rod
__________________
IASM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 11:55 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
2 Stroker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Warren, Oregon
Posts: 1,715
Craig
I have never replace the shear bolts on mine but did order 4 from Kevin Waite in Junction City. I would just get the bolts tight.
One thing I did see was the 4 bolts that hold the drive motor in place, I could turn by hand. I removed each one at a time then cleaned and apply Blue Loctite then cleaned the track inside and used a Teflon Dry Film spray to help when it goes up.
Hope you get yours under control.
2 stroker
__________________
2006 Country Coach Inspire 360 40ft Genoa Designer Series, Samsung 197 RR
Cat C9--STEEL & COPPER Bolt Together Radiator w/ updated rubber mounting
SilverLeaf 330 Magnum 2812 PSW 2011 Ford Edge Sport-Air Force One
2 Stroker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2014, 05:29 AM   #6
Community Administrator
 
Clifftall's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 29,112
The Power Gear techs are available via email and respond quickly. Their address is info@powergearus.com
__________________


Cliff,Tallulah and Buddy ( 1999-2012 )
Clifftall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2014, 08:08 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 9
Rather than OEM bolts, I drilled the holes out and installed 5/16th Stainless bolts. Better than new.
__________________

__________________
cdjcase is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
power, power gear, slide



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Power Gear jack problem lp5151 Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 784 07-16-2017 11:58 PM
FYI: power gear manual levelers would not work, BUT...solution! carlsojr National RV Owner's Forum 7 05-26-2014 10:56 AM
Power Gear jacks and slide nemo45 Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 11 05-14-2014 12:14 PM
power gear levelers ram1242 Class A Motorhome Discussions 7 04-21-2014 08:44 PM
Power Gear gremlins danes-on-tour Monaco Owner's Forum 10 10-29-2013 12:10 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.